At The Patchwork Collective, we think about climate change through a human-centered lens and champion leaders and organizations who do the same.
We see climate justice as the intersection of climate change and social equity. From food insecurity and desertification to air pollution and ocean acidification, the negative effects of climate change are unevenly distributed, and those who suffer most are usually those who contribute least to the climate crisis. We aim to fix this.
We look for climate solutions that are designed, implemented, and sustained by the very groups most disproportionately impacted by climate change: low-income communities, people of color, indigenous people, people with disabilities, older or very young people, and women and girls. We’ve seen the most ambitious, powerful, and sustainable solutions to climate change come from communities and local leaders on-the-ground. We aim to provide them with the resources, connections, and power they need to improve their lives and fight climate injustice.